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intense manhunt and security forces conducting hundreds of raids overnight as the prime minister warning that more attacks are possible. a show of force of french police in brussels this morning hunting down suspects in the paris attacks. france launching air strikes in retaliation for attacks and this. >> a city on edge, a false alarm causes panic among people paying tribute to friday night's victims.
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france is a nation in mourning after the worst attack in europe in a decade and welcome to your world this morning i'm stephanie sy. >> i'm dell walters and searching for the attacks in paris killing 129 people also at this hour an international manhunt underway for more suspects. >> overnight french police raided dozens of homes in the country and french prime minister knew it was imminent and more plots may be in the works. >> striking up the air attacks against i.s.i.l. and french war planes dropping weapons on raqqa the capitol. >> translator: we have known for months we are at war and terrorism will hit france and hit even though we prevented many attacks, all intelligence services are on alert and know that operations were being
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prepared and are still being prepared not only against france but other european countries as well. >> reporter: al jazeera's adam is live for us in paris and people back at work for the first time since attacks even as the investigation pushes forward, what is the latest? >> the latest del is this morning france's interior minister said there were 168 police raids carried out overnight and leading to arrest of two dozen people. meanwhile the prime minister of france warned there could be more attacks in the days ahead. this comes also amid reports that iraq had warned france that these attacks were imminent just hours before they took place and of course these reports don't necessarily say that they had much specific information about the exact location but it is disconcerting for many people here there was a warning such as
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that. now meanwhile the biggest manhunt that this country has seen in years is taking place not just in france but in over the border in belgium for salah abdeslam. french police stopped salah abdeslam but failed to detain him, using a finger from the remaining of the bombers who found abdelhamid abaaoud a known extremist and of nigeria decent relatives complained and sunday a get away car likely driven by attackers found in a suburb of paris and kalashnikov rifles leading them to believe one or more of the gunmen escaped and the paris football stadium where 80,000 including the president watched a france germany game suspect bombers may arrived too late and detonated suicide bombs outside after they couldn't get through security. >> we were extremely lucky and it was a time issue and arrived
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too late to bomb the people entering the stadium which was the main target. >> authorities know they need to quickly unravel who else was involved in the attacks. major manhunt still taking place, this all comes as france is just bombed targets in syria putting this country on a war footing. we have seen thousands of security forces out across paris and also thousands of forces across the rest of the country and, in fact, police leave has been cancelled showing how seriously the government is taking the situation here in france. >> adam live from paris this morning and thank you very much. and del there are raids under way right now also in belgium, the country is also under what is called emergency status, they are hunting for suspects trying to figure out how they were able to get weapons and plan attack and al jazeera's paul brennan is live for us in brussels where the
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raids are taking place, paul, what is happening there? >> we arrived here this morning stephanie to find police of various different regimens if you like conducting a raid here and literally right in front of isand happened to be at the right place at the right time and on going now for nearly three hours and uniform police with dogs and plain clothed police with armed bans and para military police in olive fatigues and concentrating the loud hailers on two addresses number 47 and number 49 in the street and telling the occupants of those two addresses to open the windows and come out with their hands up. in the last 15 minutes we heard a loud bang and a flash, it certainly startled the media who are gathered here but have to say the police over my shoulder barely batted an eyelid so i don't know we can attach a huge amount of significance to that flash and bang we just heard but have seen police on the nearby
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rooftops and it's clear that no efforts are being spared in trying to track down this salah abdeslam who has been evading police now for access of 48 hours. >> paul what do we know about the belgium connection to this and what they are being looked for and charged with if they are accosted and arrested? >> yeah, i mean, the connection to this particular district of brussels has been established from previous attacks. i think it's five in the past 18 months had connections with belgium and this particular district appears to be where many of the -- we heard another bang over my shoulder there but again you can see the police not reacting at all. it's difficult to establish just how important these bangs are but clearly the operation is ongoing. and yet remarkable calm and the
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addresses we talk about are barely 100 meters up on the right-hand side of the picture as you look at it but can't see at the moment whether or not they gained entry to the address or not and as you can hear bangs, that is the second bang we have heard in the space of 25 minutes. >> paul. >> operation on going. >> striking how close you are, at the perimeter i imagine of a police line and who knows what is happening there with that shot fired but you do have to wonder in an ongoing operation like this whether the suspects they are trying to accost are armed and whether there will be resistance that they face, these look like you know swat teams that we are watching right now. >> yeah, swat teams as would be familiar to the american audience and heavy armed and wearing police police units in attendance with dog units and
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para military style units in olive green fatigues. obviously the possibility that a suspect if indeed a suspect is indeed either of those two addresses might be hold up potentially have explosives that can be deployed. i mean we saw that with may home who was surrounded by police a couple years ago and there was a huge battle with police that basically had to storm in the flat in the end and fought to the very end so no chances are being taken here given the severity of the crimes that have been committed in paris and the perceived dangerousness of the suspects that are now being hunted. >> paul, what else can you tell us about that neighborhood that you are in and how residents are reacting to these raids? >> yeah, it's a degree of dismay from the people here. the interior minister of belgium described this district as a
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gigantic problem and that is not going down too well with the ordinary residents here and yes there have been connections with this district to previous terrorist attacks and that is a serious problem and a concern that radicalizing elements in this area have not effectively been narrative counter balanced by more moderate voices. that said, normal residents here are rather put out they are the focus yet again of police raids and the kind of media attention that comes with the terrible events that have happened in paris. but to be honest you have to look at it, the number of dead and the number of suspects that are potentially still outstanding and the police have no alternative but to go in hard and as quickly and as effectively as they can. >> clearly a massive multi country drag net we are seeing paul is reporting from brussels and thank you. >> stephanie yet another response and another front to
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the attacks in paris on friday. overnight france continuing that series of air strikes aimed at forces in syria for i.s.i.s. and we have that part of the story. >> reporter: france has taken the war back to i.s.i.l. with intense bombing raised against raqqa in syria and have flown overnight sunday from air bases in jordan and the gulf. the french foreign minister described the operation as a legitimate response to the black friday massacre in paris. >> translator: we have done it in the past and have done it again today because raqqa as you know is the center of command of i.s.i.l. so we can't be attacked severely as you saw the drama that happened in paris without being present and active. >> reporter: the raids were against targets supplied and selected by u.s. intelligence. it's been revealed that iraq
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said it would be launch last week and 19 fighters have been trained in camps in raqqa to carry out the mission. >> i think it's as much about french domestic politics and being effective and have to send a signal to those forces in i.s.i.l. to try and return the tables back at them and get them in their home land the way they were hit this past weekend. i'm sure they were given some pretty good targets, from what i have read u.s. intelligence has been coordinating with the french but i think these are largely symbolic trying to reach back to i.s.i.l. and letting them know they will not stand for this. >> reporter: the news french jets were striking back against i.s.i.l. targets at raqqa are at vigil of those who lost their lives on black friday. >> translator: we needed to feel the armed forces were capable of striking far from our frontiers at the root of this evil that has killed in our capitol city so many french
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people. >> translator: before these attacks i thought bombarding i.s.i.l. would cause problems for france, that it would increase the refugee problem, for example, but now i have no doubt we can't go on like this. i.s.i.l., we have to eliminate them. >> reporter: the mood in paris is still defiant but there is no doubting an under current of fear exists here. and there is a growing realization in the rest of western europe as well that they will all may be vulnerable to this new and dangerous turn in the war. >> that is david reporting from paris. >> attacks has been the center of discussions at g 20 meetings happening in turkey where president obama and other leaders trying to find common ground in syria and the fight against i.s.i.l. and mike has been traveling with the president and is joining us now and mike and president obama and vladimir putin met on sunday and what are coming out of the meeting and what are world
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leaders saying in paris? >> well, president obama is trying to encourage his russian counterpart vladimir putin to return his focus to fighting i.s.i.l., of course a great deal of controversy and conflict between the united states and russia over joining the war in syria with its own air strikes but not targeting i.s.i.l. but targeting opposition forces who are fighting against assad many of whom are backed by united states and allies on the second day of this g 20 at this resort one must say a day's drive from the epicenter of the war in aleppo back to business as usual for g 20 with trade, international finance and international economy but make no mistake this is a summit dominated what to do with i.s.i.l. in the aftermath of the paris attacks. in the wake of the paris attacks there is one question that dominates this annual summit of world leaders. >> are you considering additional actions of islamic s
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estate after the attacks? >> no answer. >> reporter: erdogan the g 20 host and president obama vowed to go after the ring leaders of paris attack. >> stand in solidarity with them and hunting down the perpetrators and bringing them to justice. >> reporter: and holland says it's an act of war and no doubt i.s.i.l. is behind the carnage. as a member of nato they may invoke article five meaning one attack on one member is considered an attack on all but u.s. officials continue to rule out u.s. combat boots to take the fight to i.s.i.l. on the ground. instead they say the existing strategy will be intensified. with more air strikes, more targeting of i.s.i.l. leaders and anti-i.s.i.l. forces already in the fight and will be more
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diplomacy and president obama sat down with putin for 35 minute session and want to cooperate in the fight against i.s.i.l. but u.s. officials say russia is not really fighting i.s.i.l. but instead targeting opposition groups fighting assad regime and many of them backed by the u.s. and its allies. after the downing of a russian charter plane in sinai and attacks in paris hope they will change the meeting with i.s.i.l. and in honor of the paris victims as top u.s. officials say there is no significant credible threat against the u.s. home land. >> constantly pulling threads sharing information with allies and seeing if there are inspirations leading to plotting in the united states. >> reporter: one item on the agenda here is the refugee situation. of course it has been reported that one of the attackers in
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paris was among many of the refugees flowing out of syria, turkey hosts two million of those refugees but white house officials say the policy will not change, the united states will continue to take in refugees according to the plan. they do not want to victimize these individuals who are fleeing after all their homes victimized by the war in syria itself and will continue with the vetting process, a stringent vetting process by their estimation and we should report that in about 2 1/2 hours time president obama is going to be holding a full-scale press conference with the american press at the close of the g 20 summit, stephanie. >> from turkey. >> we will be carrying that for you live when we come back. sorrow as friends remember an american killed in the paris attacks. >> some politicians with strong word and reaction to the attacks and what they think the u.s. should do against i.s.i.l. and to protect the homeland.
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♪ more on our top story extra 3 3,000 troops in france as they search for fugitive expected to taking part of attacks in paris and french prime minister warning more attacks could be in the worse and officials in paris saying they carried out 168 raids overnight, all connected to the attacks and france has stepped up air campaign against i.s.i.l. targets in syria hitting the groups capitol in raqqa. >> more of this with mike lions and also an al jazeera national security contributor and good morning and thanks for being with us and strikes on raqqa and terrorist training camp came from u.s. intelligence why are those targets only being hit now? >> i'm not sure, perhaps they
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may be largely symbolic but rules of engagement changed in syria and united states had not been going after infrastructure or places they thought civilians would be killed but looks like that those rules have been changed and lifted so to speak and will go after now the capability that i.s.i.s. has regardless lesless of civilian area. >> don't they exist and still talking about urban centers talking about raqqa and potential for collateral damage and what are the risks of that? >> more civilian casualties and i.s.i.s. could use this as propaganda tool and it's a weakness if not done properly approve out just an air war alone will not take care of this. it will just create more damage and destruction perhaps set them back but there will be other unintended conflicts to come. >> capacity with air power that could be deployed, imployed
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short of sending in troops which nobody seems want to do, not saudi and not u.s. and not nato. >> on the sidelines in the middle east between the countries of egypt and saudi arabia and jordan and capacity to do that and to your point not willing to expend resources on the ground and comes back to this, if the allied countries feel, the coalition countries feel that i.s.i.s. controlling territory has this impact on this trans national terrorism and exporting it then holding ground important to that they have to go on the ground and take it away >> that is the question. >> right. >> i.s.i.s. has less territory and have lost some territory as a result of air power, does that actually impact a terrorism in paris? >> right, i think it shows that the thought of i.s.i.l. alone know is almost as big as i.s.i.s. itself and the fact they can export ideology and
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seems to be working. >> is i.s.i.s. morphing into what we are used to seeing with al-qaeda with attacks in madrid and london and trans national mission a global security threat versus a security one which is what we talked about 16 months ago. >> taken the lessons that al-qaeda did not learn the first time and expanding on them and for example using crypto technology and cannot get on top of it, how did the french intelligence not pick this up with the noise out there and didn't see the signal in and determined a lot had to do with dark web crypto technology not used before and bad guys are getting better and we are not staying up on it. >> no borders. >> europe has not had borders in a while and again europe and paris in particular becomes an easy soft target with a large muslim community and the fact you can have perpetrators living in belgium and be able to cross the border into paris.
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>> mike lions thank you for your insights this morning. stephanie a california college student as we reported among the victims in paris, was 23 years old and gonzales had been at a restaurant with friends when she was shot and killed over the weekend, about a thousand people gathered at her school in long beach, california to remember her and al jazeera allen was there. >> reporter: the french president called it an act of war, the british prime minister the worst terrorist attack in europe in a decade and had a tremendous impact on this campus in southern california, this is cal state long beach and all of these folks just attended a vigil in honor of 23-year-old gonzales, she was the student from long beach studying in paris who was shot and killed as she sat down for dinner. ♪ more than a thousand people gather at cal state long beach
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in memory of gonzales murdered as she died with friends in a paris restaurant, students and faculty many of whom called her mimi described the 23-year-old as hopeful and energetic, a hard worker with a beautiful soul. >> talk about going there. i'm going to miss her and i love her so much. >> mimi is in our hearts. mimi is right here. mimi is in my heart today, tomorrow and forever. >> reporter: the university chancellor reads a poem read by the laurett a psalm for paris. >> we see a world without violence and want to imagine that in your name, mimi gonzales, from california, from
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cal state long beach, then we run out of words. the words so many words. >> reporter: the senior studying design was taking a semester abroad and would have been home in a couple of weeks. >> and it was really upsetting and really saddening and so senseless that happened to a student who is just trying to study and improve her life. >> reporter: gonzales was from east of l.a. and her mother says college was always part of her grand plan. >> she was so happy. everyday because she loved to go to school. she loved school. >> reporter: on campus students and faculty are processing the shock of the paris killings, nine time zones away, killings abroad that hit home. >> it's unfair and unjust. what else do you say? bright young woman, had the wrong place at the wrong time and that is life and i don't think any of us are exempt from
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that. >> reporter: southern california and france now improbably linked by blood shed and dreams lost and cut short. >> she wanted to have a different life. and not like most of our people that go to work and come back home. everyday. she wanted to have a career and a family. >> reporter: and the u.s. state department is now very warning americans traveling abroad particularly those in france and in paris to be very aware of their surroundings, to have a security plan in place and to contact friends and family at home, let them know they are safe and what their plans are. allen with al jazeera, long beach, california. also this morning in light of those attacks alabama's governor saying he will not accept any syrian refugees, republican bently doesn't want to place the people at the slightest possible risk of
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attack his words saying the acts of terror committed over the weekend are a tranlic tragic reminder to the world that evil exists and seek to destroy the basic freedoms we will fight for observe and no one relocated to alabama and michigan saying his state will not accept any syrian refugees as well. >> the syrian population, large one in michigan. coming up, fears of backlash. >> tell you why muslims in paris are now worried about retaliation from their fellow country men. [chanting] and there is anger and outrage in minneapolis after a man is shot while in police custody. ♪
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>> this is one of the most important sites in the century. >> this linked the mafia and the church. >> why do you think you didn't get the medal of honor? >> i can't allow you not to go into that because that is your job. >> we gonna bring this city back one note at a time. >> proudest moment in my life. >> coming back this monday morning with a live look at eiffel tower which has reopened to tourists as the people of paris seek a sense of normalcy in the wake of the attacks. >> 7:30, eastern time, time to take a look at the latest from paris. may be people heading back to work as authorities try to find those responsible for the attacks that left 129 dead, the
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nation pausing just a short while ago for a moment of silence. the country's prime minister saying officials knew friday's attack were eminent and more may be in the working. >> an international manhunt is underway for suspects connected to the attacks. 168 raised were carried out across the country overnight and police in brussels have centered on a specific neighborhood looking for the people responsible. >> french war planes overnight bombing more war targets in syria in raqqa, isil's defact-capital, isil post ago video threatening more attacks. >> lets bring in jami macintyre in washington. good morning. the french have been measured in the attacks with their attacks on isil. >> i don't want to underplay the
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effect 20 bombs can have on a target lock but in many ways these are more important symbolically than stretchically. ten french jets delivered those bombs to several targets in raqqa, including the commanding control center, an isil training facility and also ammunition storage dump. in the big scheme of things, it wasn't the heaviest air strike in syria yesterday. in fact, the u.s. conducted a separate strike which destroyed 116 fuel trucks along the syria-iraq border, an air strike that required multiple runs. on the list have airstrikes put out by the u.s. central command this morning, the raqqa strike is listed as one of those six strikes. it's important, because it does show that france is becoming more a part of this air campaign, because up until now, this has been primarily a u.s.-run operation. >> when you talk about the
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strikes on fuel trucks, you are talking aiming at isil source of revenue. >> part of the target sets that they regularly develop, my sources say you can expect a similar participation by the french tonight and probably tomorrow night, as well, no bombing going on during the hours. in the future as france takes a more active role, sources say they will be given more a seat in the table in developing intelligence and figuring out which isil targets might be appropriate to strike. one of the big concerns that the u.s. coalition has is to limit civilian casualties. that's one of the things that sometimes has slowed down the pace of the air campaign. >> to that point, we just had major mike lyons on, he talked
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about the rules of engagement. the coalition has been trying to minimize civilian casualties, talking about this rule of engagement. do you see that changing? has that changed since paris? >> it's going to be difficult to say whether they're going to take the reins off. if you inflict too many civilian casualties, the whole psychological campaign back fires, gives isil a weapon they can use against the united states and the allies. i think you'll continue to see the most surgical campaign possible. no bombing campaign is ever going to be free of innocent deaths. that's just something they're going to have to factor into it. i don't see a big change in the strategy there. >> thank you. >> those raised are still underway in brussels this morning, happening in a
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neighborhood, police telling residents of two amount complexes to come out with their hands up. the swat teams are crawling on nearby roofs. paul brennan has more. >> the connection to this particular district of brussels has been established from previous attacks. i think it's five in the past 18 months have had connection witness belgium and this particular district appears to be a place where many of the -- another bang over my shoulder there, but again, you can see the police not reacting at all. it's difficult to establish just how important these bangs are, but clearly the operation is on going. and yet, remarkable calm from the police officers here at the edge. the address that is we're talking about are just barely about 100 meters up on that right-hand side of the picture as you're looking at it, but we can't see for the moment whether they've gained entry or not.
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you can hear, that's the second bang in the space of 25 minutes. >> paul also telling us that the neighborhood has been the subject of vehicles and security operations before approximate. >> paris does remain on edge this morning and there was panic last night. thousands of mourners ran away screaming after firecrackers were mistaken for gunfire. some ran right over the can r. candles and flowers set up for the victims. it did turn out to be a false alarm. >> politicians saying the attacks are another sign the united states needs to take a tough stance on isil with the policy concerning syrian refugees. >> two days after paris and the sunday morning talk was all about the attacks, isil and what to do next. among republicans, a near uniform call for a hard line. >> we are at war with radical islam, with an interpretation by
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is ram by a significant number of people around the world who they believe now justifies them in killing those who don't agree with their ideology. >> there is a threat to western civilization and we should consider it that way. >> president obama in turkey for the g-20 summit was called out time and again for suggestinging an interview that the u.s. led airstrikes in syria meant isil was contained. >> what the president was referring to specifically was we had to stop their geographic advance in iraq and syria where they are gaining more territory. >> with increasing security in times square and the nfl boosting security inside and outside stadium honest sunday, the key focus of the shows was could paris happen here. >> what we have to realize, we are the main targets, certainly living in new york. >> king called for an end to political correctness and wiretaps to be stepped up and plans to shelter syrian reef gees here are flawed. >> there is no vetting. there are no databases in syria.
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we don't know who these people are. >> we are still planning to take in syrian refugees. we have very robust vetting procedures for those refugees. it involves our intelligence community, our national counter terrorism center, extensive interviews, vetting them against all the available information. >> with the french thinking of invoking the nato treaty, and attack on one is an attack on all, pressure is believe on the white house to go further than the airstrikes it's launched against isil for many months. >> we don't have until the next election to deal with isil. there's a 9/11 coming and it's coming from syria if we don't disrupt their operations inside syria. >> jason johnson is our political contributor here at aljazeera america and joins us from washington this morning. it used to be the battle cry was it's the economy, stupid, well the battle cry now of 2016 be it's the national security? >> probably only for the next
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week and a half. this is not to dim shush the tragedy of what happened in paris. certainly the images are horrifying and resonated with the american people, but it's not here. i have sincere doubts as to whether or not concerns about an attack that occurred overseas will resonate that long with american voters, as we head into the holiday season and primaries and caucuses into the spring, i don't think it's going to change things that much with the candidates. >> which party does this favor? republicans are known for being hawkish. will the democrats take a more hard line approach? >> i don't think you can take much more of a hard line approach than what hillary clinton has been doing. she is the former secretary of state. this is what makes this complicated and why i don't know that it's going to resonate much. on the one hand, you have a former secretary of state running for president, so clearly she is the most experienced person on both sides
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as far as deal with terrorism, but on the other hand, you have a lot of republicans who have very, very aggressive ideas on how to deal with this terrorism. i don't think this helps either party, because it's going to depend on what the american public thinks is necessary to fight isis and i don't think that's clear yet. >> you've got bernie sanders and rand paul, some calling them isolationists who say what happens overseas is not in the national security interests of the united states. how will isolationists fare? >> there's always going to be americans that say that's a problem over there and they should end up dealing with it. the truth of the matter is unless and until something this tragic happens in the united states again, that's a sensible belief for people to have. here's the problem. if you look at what happened in paris, all these complaints we've been hearing over the sunday talk shows, we need to do something about syrian refugees, a lot of terrorists in paris were born in paris and belgium.
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these are indigenous people. some of the profiling being done to prevent this occurring wouldn't necessarily work in america. we need to rethink our entire plan, because what we've done so far doesn't seem to be bringing anyone comfort, even if it has brought a mod come of safety. >> donald trump, ben carson, no political experience whatsoever, that was considered a plus before friday's attacks. what about now? does no foreign policy experience help or hurt those candidates? >> i think amongst the republican elect he rete, it's very clear it doesn't matter. donald trump, another poll this weekend, he has extended his lead. i think you have a lot of voters who just can't stand washington, can't stand president obama and they like their protest votes with trump and with ben carson. i don't think this necessarily hurts them at all. >> jason, thank you very much. >> a group of french muslim students posted a video to you
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tube condemning the attacks and pledging solidarity with france. >> it is french interior minister is going to start eliminating mosques where hate is preached. some muslims are concerned about retaliation. >> in front of the theater where so many people died, and so many more wounded, in solidarity and common grief, on sunday, leaders of france's jewish and muslim communities stood together to lay flowers and to remember the victims at a time of mistrust, uncertainty, suspicion and rising racism. last january, transwas rocked by terror attacks on a magazine that published satirical cartoons of the prophet muhammad. two days later via a second attack an a kosher grocery
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store. some have felt increasingly under threat. >> has there been an increase in violence since the charlie hebdo attacks? >> yes, i'm insulted, they broke into my car, damaged the side mirror and my coworker was beaten by four men who fled in a vehicle. we are in an atmosphere that is very violent. >> the government is forbidden from asking questions about region, so there are no formal statistics on how many muslims call france home. private polls over the last 20 years have consistently shown that the vast majority consider themselves only somewhat or not very largous at all. for most, the overriding emotion
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now is fear. >> the decision to be french, european, muslim and citizen of the world. >> saying that after theian attacks, promises were made, promises, she says, were not kept. >> beautiful that your voice is listened to? >> to be honest, no. in france, no. >> isn't that part of the problem? >> it's part of the problem, i'm completely fed up with the way the french institution is treating the muslim community and not pointing or highlights the great diversity that we have. >> the leaders of the mosque south of paris where one of the attackers worshiped talked about how little understanding they have of their parishioners thinking. >> we are not in their heads. we don't know who they hang out with, walk with. that's for the government, not
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us. >> what do you think the impact of last friday's events will be on that situation? >> the consequences will be disastrous, as we have a government which accumulates failures, both in domestic politics and foreign policy. this government doesn't know how to communicate with the muslim community. >> with failures of communication and dialogue and true inclusion comes more alienation. al jazeera, paris. >> there is another news we are following this monday morn. the pentagon transferred five guantanamo bay detainees to the united arab emirates. the yemeni prisoners were held 14 years. no charges were filed against them. the u.s. is taking step to say close guantanamo bay. there is still 107 detainees at the camp. >> protestors taking to the streets in minneapolis after the police shooting of a black alone
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who was a suspect in an assault. demonstrators marching on this precinct where they banged on the door demanding to go let inside. officials saying officers were responding to a domestic dispute, saying the man interfered with paramedics trying to help the victim. the witnesses say the man was handcuffed when he was shot. >> the guy was pinned down on the ground, he wasn't moving, he wasn't fighting, he wasn't screaming, nothing and next thing we know, maybe a minute or whatever after watching it, the gun went off. >> they put his hands behind his back, they slammed him on the ground, and they shot that man in his head. >> authorities are now saying they are investigating whether or not the victim was in handcuffs at the time he was shot. >> thousands of outraged parishioners resigning from the mormon church say they are upset over new policies that excommunicate same sex marriage couples and bans their children
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from church activities. the church saying it would not apply to children already in the church. >> this morning power is back on in central california homes after a rare tornado swept through. the tornado touched down twice, tearing roofs off houses. a tornado in california. >> that is part of a major storm system moving across the country. as always, we turn to nicole mitchell for more on that. good morning, nicole. >> good morning. california doesn't typically have the right weather patterns oring. >> graph for tornadoes, typically less than a dozen every year throughout the hole state. the fact that this is a dynamic enough system to have that, this was 20 miles from modest, tells you how potent that system is. we've got the rain side and snow side of the system. we're seeing winds that are going to gust over 50 miles an
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hour. places could see three, four, five inches widespread, some place more than that. that's why we have the flood risk up. putting this into motion, this gets us into tomorrow. this doesn't move too far. that gives the chance to dump the rain, the backside, colder air comes in and gives us snow and this moves more into the southeast wednesday, eventually thursday hits the northeast. also want to mention, there is that continued risk for severe weather, today, mostly oklahoma and texas, high wind the biggest threat, but i wouldn't be surprised if we see more tornadoes, as well. >> nicole mitchell, thank you. >> coming up, leaning on faith.
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>> we'll tell you why a lot of people in paris seeking solace in the wake of the attacks are turning to religion.
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>> we ever the latest on the paris attacks. 3,000 decision troops expect to be deployed across france as international police search for fugitives suspected of taking parts in the attacks. police carrying out 168 raised across the country, most of them overnight. police in brussels focusing now on a neighborhood looking for whoever might have been responsible for those attacks. >> tributes of solidarity with paris continue around the flown. in rome, thousands stood in silence as the lights of the fountain were turned off. the french ambassador to italy said it stands as a symbol that life should be sweet and beautiful. the 28-year-old italian student was among the victims. in st. peters square, pope francis he can pressed his shock
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at the attacks. >> i want to affirm with vigor to the role of violence and hatred cannot solve human problems and the use of the name of god to justify this path isabellas telly. >> he said it is hard to understand how the hearts of men can conceive and carry out such horrible events. some try at a make sense of the attacks at the houses of worship. we have more on the mood. >> church bells range in paris' 10th strict as congregations all over the city turned to their faith for answers. a day of prayer and mourning for the victims of the tragedy.
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>> it's important we go to church often but today, it's especially important to go there. >> nicholas and sophie reflected on their own children, now old enough to go out on a friday night. >> 18 and 16, so it's difficult, because they are in age to go out every friday. >> her message to other parisians and to the world. >> just live, don't changes anything. >> an attitude that echoed throughout the city, even as the french governmentages the countries war against extremism is a war at home. >> here, the war is not always
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in syria. it happens in front of us. we are not going to go to war. we ever just going to continue to live, that's it. >> they have to calm fears of their loved ones in the united states. >> my uncle, who's concerned about sending his daughter across the atlantic to come visit us and making a decision to can sell her trip out of fear and the unknown. as best i can say, i can't predict the future, all i can say is that the feeling we have here is one of, you know, resolve and hope. >> in paris, prayers for peace, thousands turned out at notre dame to show solidarity, determined to live their life despite the new reality they're facing. >> the bells rank for a quarter of an hour, the crowd stood in silence and grieved. for now, this is the face of paris. john siegenthaler, al jazeera,
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paris. >> there has been an outpouring of support and solidarity in the u.s. president obama ordering the u.s. flag to be lowered oh half staff around the country. that will happen until sunset thursday. on wall street, the new york stock exchange holding a moment of silence before the opening bell. the nfl on sunday, all eight home teams holding a moment of silence for the victims before the games began. the french flag of course also displayed on video boards and by the color guard. aaron rodgers was angry at a fan that during that moment of silence yelled an anti muslim statement. he said there is no place for that. >> we're going to continue to follow the latest from paris in our next hour, including the search for those responsible. french and belgian police expand the manhunt. >> france going after isil and
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>> french military overnight carrying out airstrikes on isil targets in raqqa. this was the scene just a few hours ago in paris. thousands gearing for a moment of silence at a solemn memorial to remember the 129 people killed. >> al jazeera is live in paris. adam, what his the latest in the
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investigation? >> france launched 168 police raised arresting a dozen people. you may see live pictures coming up of raised taking place in belgium, looking for suspects in this case, particularly one who was part of a major manhunt. five of seven suspects who were arrested over the weekend in belgium have been a relief now according to belgian prosecutors. what we're seeing is a major international manhunt taking place in france and over the border in belgium. >> it has been a solid warning when it comes to moments of violence and attributes to the victims. are people still on edge there? we saw what happened with a false alarm yesterday. is that sort of atmosphere you're experiencing?
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>> we are hearing people say they are on edge, you hear people say they have to live their lives, you can't just be shuttered in our homes. here's what some people told us earlier: >> whether they had a bomb iraq or syria today, i don't know, but they have to recognize that we have to do something. >> it's a bunch of cowards who kill innocent people. >> do you feel safe in paris? >> i do feel safe in paris, because this is a phenomenon worldwide. it could have happened in london or new york or somewhere else. >> that's what people here say. we also are hearing people say they need much more intelligence that after the fact is too late and it's not just bombing targets in syria or conducting
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massive raised, that what they need is for the government to have more intelligence, but of course tracking thousands of suspects across a big country lining in europe is a very difficult thing to do. it cost as lot of money, a lot of resources and no government could probably track all the people that are suspected for having ties to such organizations. >> that is a major question this morning. i saw two heavily armed police walk behind you there. how do the streets look today as opposed to friday? >> on friday, you would have seen such forces, because the country's been on heightened alert after the attacks on charlie hebdo magazine and france for several years has had
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height thatted alerts because they've responded to such attacks over the past decade, none so large as this. what we're seeing now is more presence in these neighborhoods, the neighborhoods where young people, families hang out, places that could be targets now at any time, according to people now. we're seeing perhaps 10,000 to 15,000 troops on high alert. we're hearing police have had leave canceled to try to show people that they're taking this extremely seriously by having more people on the street to take care of this problem. >> there is another front in the response to friday's paris attacks. overnight, transcontinued airstrikes aimed at isil forces in syria. al jazeera has more on that part of the story. >> france has taken the war back to isil, launching an intense series of bombing raids against the self declared capital of raqqa in air yes. the sortes were flown from air
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bases in jordan and the gulf, the french foreign minister describing the operation as a legitimate response to the black friday massacre in paris. >> we have done it in the past and again today. >> the raised were against targets supply understand and selected by u.s. intelligence. it's been revealed that iraq warned france that an attack was about to be launched last week and that a team of 19 fighters had been trained in camps in raqqa to carry out the mission. >> i think it's as much about french domestic politics as about fink effective, the french have to send a signal to those forces in isil that to try and return the tables back on them and hit them in their home land the way they were hit this past weekend. i'm sure that they were given
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pretty good targets and from what i read, u.s. intelligence has been coordinating with the french. i think these are largely symbolic reaching out to isil. >> the news that french jets were striking back at targets in raqqa were welcomed by people standing vigil for those who lost their lives on black friday. >> we needed to feel the armed forces were capable of striking at the root of this evil that has killed in our capitol city so many french people. >> we can't go on like this. isil, we have to eliminate them. >> the mood in paris is still defiant but there's no doubting an undercurrent of fear exists here. there's a growing realization in the rest of western europe, as
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well, that they all may be vulnerable to this flew and dangerous turn in the war. >> a california college student, one of the victims in paris, being remembered. >> it's hard, but i'm going to miss her and i love her so much. >> more than a thousand people gathering in california remembering the 23-year-old. she was shot and killed having din we are friends at one of the restaurants that was attacked. she was a senior studying design abroad for a semester in paris and was due back home in just a few weeks. >> the paris attacks and response have been the center of discussions at the g-20 meetings in turkey. david cameron pledged solidarity in stopping further attacks. >> we've agreed to take further
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important steps to cut off the financing that terrorists rely on, to counter the extremist ideology and terrorist propaganda and better protect ourselves from the threat of foreign fighters by sharing intelligence and stopping them from traveling. >> cameron met russian president vladimir putin, saying a very big gap remains between western powers and russia over the best way to resolve the crisis in syria, but there are signs of a willingness to compromise on all sides. let's talk about that with al jazeera's mike viqueira joining us from turkey. president obama and russian president vladimir putin have also met. what came out of that meeting and what else are world leaders saying? >> the summit annually is supposed to be about the international economy. the meetings this morning on this monday morning, just a day's drive from the syrian border are focused on international trade, finance, the international economy, but
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make no mistake, it has been dominated by the question of the fight against isil, the on going war in syria and of course happening just days in the aftermath of the attacks in france, that had been front and center. president obama did meet with vladimir putin. it's been a while since these two have sat down. it wasn't a formal meeting, it was on the margins in the middle of a reception, very interesting pictures caught inadvertently, talking for 35 minutes. here's the issue, basically. the united states wants russia to focus airstrikes with russia now conducting its own airstrikes in syria against isil, not against opposition forces many whom are support by the united states and allies. american officials are watching russia closely now to see how they are going to react to this latest round of attack and of course that he is include the russian charter jet over the sinai peninsula, carrying
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russians to st. petersburg. american security officials believe that russia is now recalibrating its approach and certainly hope that they can join the international coalition and the fight against isil in syria and not these other opposition groups. >> pat tin was outcast by the g7 leaders for the war in ukraine. how is he received at this summit. >> that's part of the reason you don't see a formal sitdown and all the atmosphere and trappings between president obama and president putin. they don't want to afford him that kind of prestige, that kind of decorum, it's essential that these two leaders get together. of course russia and vladimir putin have been thrown out of the g8. it's now the g7 ever since the invasion of ukraine and certainly including in the white house statement after the meeting yesterday, the white house is careful to mention
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ukraine and the on going occupation by russia of crimea and russian nationalist forces in ukraine. they say they can separate those two issues between ukraine and what's happening with isil and trying to encourage russia to get in on the fight against isil. there's a thought that perhaps russia may be waiving in its support for the regime and the presidency, the leadership have bashar al assad, as many people are trying to get to the table in vienna. that's where the epicenter of the negotiations over the sir you know civil war is taking place, trying to institute a ceasefire in this latest round of talks attended by john kerry just last saturday in vienna and next round scheduled to begin january 1. they want russia to be a part of it. >> is president obama pledging more u.s. commitment in the fight against isil now that these attacks in paris have
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taken place? >> francois hollande has said it's an act of war. stopping short of commitment of u.s. com boot boots on the ground in syria, they say they will intensify, intensify is the word they are using with airstrikes, support for forces on the ground that have proven effective in the fight. this is a concern. it's difficult to operate the bad actors from the good. obviously a complicate situation. that is the subject that has dominated the g-20 summit in southern turkey. >> mike viqueira live from turkey, thank you. >> mike lyons is our national security contributor here at aljazeera america. mike, there have been attacks or beheadings by isil affecting
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france, u.s., canada, turkey, lebanon. why isn't the world at war against isil? >> you know, it's difficult to get the world altogether and find one common enemy at this point. happens, you know, maybe let's say world war ii, but you still had an axis and another side that happened there, as well. all these countries are still feeling it internally, haven't felt it come to their shores yet. the u.s., paris has, france has. >> you cannot kill an ideology with bombs. i think that's safe to say. someone says that the war, we hear talk about war from leaders, the most isil recruits there are. >> you could argue that world war ii did kill fascism and stop naziism, but it was combined with a military still bound bying. >> rove. it gets back to the question of whether or not it's important that we take the land away from
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isis, whether or not holding what they have in the eastern part of syria is important and gives them power and legitimacy and perhaps maybe then, each country can focus on their country. >> al-qaeda didn't have land and attacked spain, london and the united states. >> you could argue that they were very much contained and al-qaeda today isn't what it once was. isis has been allowed to metastasize because it has the geography. they are generating revenue. al-qaeda didn't have those type of things. >> we often criticize the president of the united states for what he does or does not do. a russian plane goes down, 224 people dead, russian nationalist, we're talking about the french response, we haven't even the russian response yet. >> i thought the russians would
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respond. they are having a problem keeping their airplanes up. they don't want to send body bags back from syria inside russia, because they will have an internal problem, as well. i'm surprised you didn't see russia respond in a manner that is more aligned with history. >> we'll talk about the global response to stop isil. >> world leaders meeting in turkey talking about the attacks in paris, but what can be done?
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joanne international man hunt underway for suspects in the paris attacks, french conducting raised overnight. a lot of people in france are going back to work this morning as authorities are trying to find those responsible for those attacks. 129 people were killed. the nation pausing just a few hours ago for a moment of silence. the country's prime minister saying that officials there knew friday's attacks were imminent that that more may be in the works. >> in turkey, the paris attacks and the response have been the center of discussions at the g-20 meetings. president obama and other world leaders have been trying to find common ground over the war in syria and the fight against isil. one step includes cutting off funding and beefing up security services to help stop future attacks. james jeffery is the former u.s. ambassador to iraq and turkey and fellow at the washington institute and joins us from
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washington. the g-20 is taking place in turkey, at a crossroads at isil and europe's back yard. what should be the goal when it comes to addressing the isil threat? >> the goal is for unity monkey players, the europeans, united states, russia, to some degree china, saudi arabia and particularly turkey to deal with the whole complex of related problems emanating from iraq and syria. that's assad, daish, isis, and that is certainly the refugees being generated by these other two crises. everybody is talking, but we don't know yet if they really made major steps forward. >> what do you think is happening behind closed doors that we aren't seeing when it comes to tackling these very complicating issues that you bring up? >> certainly. at the very highest level, the
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many leaders will be trying to persuade president obama to take a more active role against isis or daish in iraq and syria. the president, meanwhile, will be trying to persuade president putin that there is no solution to isis or the refugees without a transition away from assad in syria, and russia right now is along with iran holding on to president assad. meanwhile, everybody will be trying to convince the turks to stem the flow of refugees from turkey to europe. the turks in turn will be pushing for a tough align against president assad, so i think those are the basic con tours of what we have in front of us. >> what is your understanding of president erdogan's relationship to isil?
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a lot of these fighters have been going through turkey. do you think his government is doing enough to stem the flow of foreign fighters back and forth? >> his government is not doing enough. they have managed to close the border with syria, despite having money and far fewer troops. they set off a bomb in ankara. he doesn't know how to shut the border to isis without shutting it to other fighters that he needs to take down president assad. this is personal for him. he feels assad has to go or he will make trouble for decades hence. >> there is believed to be a
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meeting. >> where are they in the fight against isil and the ideological fight? >> first of all, if the physical fight, the saudis are committed to the american campaign against isis. there's no doubt with this, the so you had keys do not want to see isis survive. they want to see isis destroyed. they consider isis a threat. however, two considerations, first of all, they are fighting their own war against what they think is a bigger enemy, iran and yemen right now. that's diverting resources from saudi arabia and the gulf states to that struggle. they don't think they can control their own clerics, their own population, so therefore, they don't clamp down. they are very nervous about that. better it's exploited than take
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down the sawed government. that's the equation we're dealing with. >> just a quick question. do you think the attacks in paris will be a turning point when it comes to diplomacy in syria? >> i think that two things will happen. first of all, president obama is upping the military game against isis with for example attacks on the oil infrastructure and probably more -- in different airstrikes across the board, it may not be enough without effective ground troops, including western ground troops. the second thing we're trying to do is come to a common position on syria to rein in the russians and find a transition for everyone to focus not on assad, but the threat of isis. >> we appreciate the nuance you bring to the conversation. >> we are learning a syrian
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passport was found at one of the attack sites in paris. greece identified the man they say belonged to it, saying it was issued to ahmed muhammed, found near the body of a gunman. the 25-year-old was registered on the island of lesbos in october but left the country and last officially seen in croatia. dozens of people in inflatable boats arriving on the island of lesbos sunday. one woman was taken by ambulance after she collapsed on the beach. american politicians saying the attacks mean the u.s. should not take in anymore syrian refugees. al jazeera's hermela aregawi has more. >> concerned paris attackers may have come to europe along with fleeing syrian refugees, lawmakers want to shut down any refugee pipeline into the u.s. >> the problem is we can't background check them. you can't pick up the phone and
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call syria. we won't be able to take more refugees. >> california republican congressman deserve nunez, chairman of the house intelligence committee agrees. >> there are no known syrian refugees in the state of alabama, and that state's govern robert bentley wants to keep it that way. he tweeted i will not stand complicit to a policy that places the citizens of alabama in harm's way. we refuse syrian refugees. in september, president obama said the u.s. would be willing
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to accept as many as 10,000 more syrian refugees in the coming year. on sunday, the white house deputy national security advisor ben rhodes said that has not changed. >> we captain just shut our doors to those people. we have very extensive screening procedures for all syrian reef gees who come to the united states. >> there is virtually no vetting, there are no databases in syria, no government records. >> there are other stories we are following this morning. the pentagon transferred five guantanamo bay detainees in the united arab emirates. the prisoners were held 14 years. no charges were filed against them. the u.s. is taking steps to try and close guantanamo bay. there is still 107 detainees at the prison camp. >> we continue to follow the latest out of paris and belgium. >> the investigation is centered on alleged sleeper cells in france and belgium. >> all of this as france
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stepping up airstrikes on isil. the u.s. will also help more on expanded military response in syria, when we come back.
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>> thanks for being with us. the watch words the french live by, they're taking tole streets of paris again today. how well actions on friday affect the way of life for the french? >> you have military action and security actions. it is very difficult to do those three actions at the same time. i'm not sure the military action, ire strike on syria will have the process, pitchingly the
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diplomatic process. >> it sounds like you don't believe what french president hollande has done is going to make much difference at all. >> we are at the maximum of our security capacities, first to protect the territory, secondly deploy. that cannot last a long time, because we are as i said, at the maximum of capacity. ok, it's good for maybe a short time, but for a long term, it will not at all let's say create some more security for the
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territory, for the french cities in our interest. >> even with the outrage in paris, is this a matter of money? does transant rest of the european union because of the recession we just witnessed not have enough money now to fight terrific? >> another question of money. it's a question of strategy and the region. what do we want, how we can do that, with who, that's the sort of questions, you know, i mean, necessary. it's much more problem of lack of strategy. >> france said it was cracking down on extremism after the charlie hebdo attacks. what if anything do friday's attacks say about french security? you actually knew one of the guards killed at charlie hebdo. what does that say about stepped up security that france is
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promising this time? >> during the time between january attacks and those attacks, a lot of things have been done on judicial side, let's say even we have a new law, intelligence law. we have many, many new security measure just strengthening what was existing before. that has to be added along with other measures, like diplomatic, politic, like society measure. how can we understand this issue has not been addressed. how come french citizen decide to kill over french citizen or
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european? that's major issue. >> it is a very complicate situation. be safe. >> paris does remain on edge this morning. there was panic last night. [ screaming ] >> thousands of mourners ran away screaming after firecrackers were mistaken for gunfire. some ran right over the candles and flowers set up as a memorial to honor the victims. police could be seen with guns drawn. it did turn out to be a false alarm. >> french forces have been striking isil targets from the air, striking raqqa. this morning, isil has post add new video threatening more attacks to countries taking part in airstrikes in syria, including here in the united
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states. let's turn now to jami macintyre in washington. are these attacks by france a sign of france's new strategy against icicle, is it reactionary, is it purely symbolic? >> these strikes, while significant, are really more symbolic than strategic. the french airstrikes involve 10 planes taking off from both jordan and saudi arabia and hitting targets in around raqqa, as you pointed out, according to the french defense ministry hit a command center, and an ammunition storage facility and some sort of training facility. there have been 2800 airstrikes in syria since the beginning of this campaign, only 150 of them have been done by other countries other than the united states and only a handful by
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france, who's been part of this coalition since last year. what we're going to see is a stepped up french participation in the campaign. those tares they hit last night were provided by the u.s. military, the coalition headquarters there. my sources say you'll see french airplanes take to the skies again tonight and hit tares, roughly about the same order of magnitude we saw last night and maybe another night, as well. the u.s. welcomes the stepped up french participation in the air campaign where it's been doing heavy lifting. in terms of the overall strategy, it doesn't change a whole lot. it gives france more a seat at the table as the u.s. is working out which targets against isil it thinks will be most effective. >> can you talk about this other development, should there be concerns over the new videos prom isil? >> there is the actual on the ground bombs and guns and shooting and then there's the psychological campaign, the
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information war, so to speak. isil has shown to be very adept at that information war. there's two theories about what the motivation might have been for this attack. one is simply retaliation for france becoming more involved in the airstrikes, but there's also some people believe that isil strategy is to try to lure the united states and other countries into fighting on the ground where they think they would be able to score even more psychological points and that's something that right now the united states is not considering, increasing the ground presence, we may see more of those kind of raised involving local forces on the ground that are backed up by u.s. and coalition forces. >> jami macintyre, thank you. >> already that dialogue that begun, poll advertise the in this country saying those attacks are another sign that the u.s. needs to take another tougher stance against isil, some saying put boots on the ground, others want to
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reconsider policies against syrian refugees. >> two days after paris and the sunday morning talk was all about the attacks, isil and what to do next. among republicans, a near uniform call for a hard line. >> we are at war with radical islam, with an interpretation by islam by a significant number of people around the world who they believe now justifies them in killing those who don't agree with their ideology. >> there is a threat to western civilization and we should consider it that way. >> president obama in turkey for the g-20 summit was called out time and again for suggesting in an interview that the u.s. led airstrikes in syria meant isil was contained. >> what the president was referring to specifically was we had to stop their geographic advance in iraq and syria where they are gaining more territory. >> with increasing security in times square and the nfl boosting security inside and outside stadiums on sunday, the key focus of the shows was could paris happen here. >> what we have to realize, we
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are the main targets, certainly living in new york. >> king called for an end to political correctness and secret nsa wiretaps to be stepped up and plans to shelter syrian reef gees here are flawed. >> there is no vetting. there are no databases in syria. we don't know who these people are. >> we are still planning to take in syrian refugees. we have very robust vetting procedures for those refugees. it involves our intelligence community, our national counter terrorism center, extensive interviews, vetting them against all the available information. >> with the french thinking of invoking the nato treaty, and attack on one is an attack on all, pressure is believe on the white house to go further than the airstrikes it's launched against isil for many months. >> we don't have until the next election to deal with isil. there's a 9/11 coming and it's coming from syria if we don't disrupt their operations inside syria.
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>> jason johnson is our political contributor here a aljazeera america and said this: >> the images have been horrifying and resonated with the american people, but it is not here. i have sincere doubts whether concerns about an attack that happened overseas will resonate that long with american voters as we head into the holiday season, into the caucuses and primaries in the spring, i think this will be something people will remember but won't change things that much with the candidates. >> you have a former secretary of state running for president. clearly she is the most experienced person on both sides as far as dealing with terrorism. on the other hand, you have a lot of republicans who have very, very aggressive ideas on dealing with this terrorism. i don't think this helps either party, because it's going to depend on what the american public thinks is necessary to fight isis and i don't think that is clear yet.
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>> he says it won't hurt the front runners despite their lack of experience. >> protests erupted after police shot a black man suspected in an assault in minneapolis. demonstrators went to the police precinct, banging on the door demanding to be let inside. police say the man interfered with paramedics trying to help a victim of a domestic dispute. victims say the man was handcuffed when he was shot. >> the guy was pinned down on the ground. he wasn't moving, fighting, screaming, nothing and next thing we know, maybe a minute or whatever after watching it, the gun went off. >> they put his hands behind his back. they slammed him on the ground, and they shot that man in his head. >> authorities now say they are investigating whether that victim was in handcuffs at the time he was shot.
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>> we are continuing to follow the latest from paris as authorities hunt for those behind the attacks. >> also this morning, a storm system, a very severe storm system moving after he after causing a lot of damage out west in california. >> resigning in protest, hub was mormons quit the church over its stance on gay marriage and the children of those unions.
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>> the latest on the paris attacks and search for the people behind it, a major
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dragnet is underway in france and belgium. in brussels, one neighborhood was raided. >> more than 160 locations raided overnight in france, dozens of people under house arrest at this hour, the country's prime minister knew friday's attacks were eminent. they believe there could be more attacks in the works. >> this morning, the power's back on in central california after a rare tornado ripped through that area. the storm touching down twice, tearing roofs off houses. >> that storm system is moving east. let's bring in nicole mitchell for more. >> it's going to be pulling out of the rockies into the plains today, a widespreading system. we have the snowy side of it moving through california, very rare to get a tornado. we have the dynamics for that. as this moves in the midwest, we have a better chance for that severe weather. ahead of this system interacting with the gulf moisture, we have
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heavy areas of rain. as we get higher elevations, some places could get a foot of snow through today. there's high winds with this system. watch for blizzard conditions in california with all that have moving through, the wind blowing the snow. the rain side of this, almost the entire stayed of missouri has been getting rain this morning. it's going to be heavy. this isn't moving quickly, so a couple days could cause flood concerns. we have a number of watches up and warnings especially inoblasts inundated recently like the accident, but right along that mississippi valley is where we watch i had. this gets us into tomorrow. the moisture doesn't move too much and we have a couple of days of inundating rain. behind that is snow where we have the rain easily four or five inches widespread and then higher amounts locally. finally, by the time we get into
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wednesday, it's more into the southeast, northeast gets it more likely thursday, but i mentioned the severe side. for today, there's enough of the dynamics, the warm air ahead of this, oklahoma into the accident, we could ethat risk shift south into the day tomorrow. primary threat is wind, but i couldn't be surprised if we see more tornadoes, as well. >> in california. they say that's a lot of wind. nicole, thank you very much. >> parishioners have resigned from the mormon church, upset over new policies that excommunicate same sex married couples and bans their children from baptism and other church activities. they say the policy change came as a a surprise. >> salt lake city's temple square, the spiritual heart of the church of jesus christ of latter day saints. saturday was transformed into a protest zone. hundreds if not thousands gathered to resign from their
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church. they carried letters notifying church elders they want out. january and jami were married a year ago. both were raised mormon. they are upset with the church ruling issued last week that calls for disciplining, even excommunicating gay couples and banning their children from important church activities. >> my older children were married in the temple and they got a phone call from the bishop saying if they don't renounce me, they will not allow them to have their temple recommends. >> that has caused the most outrage. the rules bar the kids from baptism until they are 18 and only if they move out of the house and renounce their parents' lifestyle. >> now the mormon church reluctantly is bracing for more of this, an exodus, saying:
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>> the new rules were quietly published last week in a handbook. soon after, a member of a church governing body explained the church decision. >> we don't want to child to have to deal with. >> where the parents feel one way and the expectations of the church are very different. >> the backlash was immediate. on friday, the church's top three leaders, known as the first presidency softened the restrictions on children in a letter of clarification, allowing for some children to be grandfathered into church membership. when a child living with such a same sex gender couple has already been baptized and actively participating in the
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church. it does not require privileges be curtailed. >> in 1990, i was married in that temple, so today, i am resigning from the church, releasing that church, that temple and everything that it's held over my life for 44 years. >> that modification was not enough to quell the emotions at this rally and prevent same sex couples like jen and jail knee from leaving the church they once loved so much. >> when we come back, the latest on the attacks in paris. >> we'll tell you why some found their strength and faith after the attacks. >> sending support from afar. tributes pour in for the victims of the attacks.
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>> trites of solidarity with paris continue around the globe. in rome, thousands stood in silence as the lights of the fountain were turned off. the french ambassador said the fountain represents that life should be sweet and beautiful. >> pope francis responding to the attacks in paris at st. peters square, expressing his shock over what happened. >> in front of this kind of action, you cannot consider the disgraceful affront to the dignity of the human beings.
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i want to affirm with vigor that the road of violence and hatred cannot resolve human problems and to uses the name of god to justify this path is blasphemy. >> the pope saying it's hard to understand how the hearts of men can conceive and carry out such horrible events. >> some sought refuge in houses of worship to make sense of the attacks. john siegenthaler has that part of the story. >> church bells rang in paris' 10th district as congregations all over the city turned to their faith for answers. a day of prayer and mourning for the victims of the tragedy. >> they came to church to lead by example. >> it's important we go to the church very often, but stayed is
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especially important that we go there. >> nicholas and sophie reflected on their own children, now old enough to go out on a friday night. >> 18 and 16, so it's difficult, because they are in age to go out every friday. >> her message to other parisians and to the world. >> just live, don't change anything. >> an attitude that echoed french government acknowledges the countries war against extremism is a war at home. >> here, the war is not always in syria. it happens in front of us. we are not going to go to war. we are just going to continue to live, that's it. >> they have to calm fears of their loved ones in the united states.
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>> my uncle, who's concerned about sending his daughter across the atlantic to come visit us and making a decision to cancel her trip out of fear and the unknown. as best i can say, i can't predict the future, all i can say is that the feeling we have here is one of, you know, resolve and hope. >> in paris, prayers for peace, thousands turned out at notre dame to show their solidarity, determined to live their life despite the new reality they're facing. >> the bells rang for a quarter of an hour, the crowd stood in silence and grieved. for now, this is the face of paris. john siegenthaler, al jazeera, paris. june paris is such an international city, you'd be hard pressed to find some american family who has not visited or has a relative. >> everyone who has been a paris has an emotional connection to
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that city. as we know in new york, in london, mumbai, beirut, it will come back. >> there's been an outpouring of support and solidarity in the u.s. following the attacks. president obama ordering all u.s. flags lowered to half staff around the country lasting until sunset thursday. >> on wall street, the new york stock exchange will hold a moment have silence about 40 minutes from now before the opening bell. the nfl took part in attributes sunday, all eight home teams held a moment of silence before kickoff. the french flag was displayed prominently on video boards. >> stay with us for the latest on the paris attacks and hunt for those responsible. we'll have a live report from brussels in just a moment. >> have a great day.
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>> belgian police launch a major operation in brussels in the hunt for suspects linked to friday's attacks in paris. >> also ahead on the show, in france, police raid 163 homes and seize weapons, including a rocket launcher, kalashnikovs and bulletproof vests. >> france launches airstrikes against isil in raqqa. >> pressure mounts

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